Thursday, July 31, 2008

our her-story or not on Mackinac Island

Image of the Murray Hotel

How about a little help, I'm curious if any of you know this family history.
Murray Road (159): Road from Leslie Avenue Through Old Fort Gardens to Crooked Tree Drive.

Rev. Patrick Bernard Murray, an early Catholic missionary on the Island, was badly frozen in an attempt to reach a sick Indian on a dark night. The name of this road my also be termed a tribute to the distinguished Murray family which is so thoroughly interwoven with the history of Michigan. It was on the Murray farm that the grave of Father Marquette was discomered in 1877. Mrs. Murray, of the New Murray Hotel, is noted for her generous hospitality and gracious manner. She has been frequently called “The Queen of the Island.”

1 comment:

Enjah said...

I vaguely remember hearing about Father Marquette's grave, so this may be part of Grandpa Earle Murray's background ... not sure.